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Docomomo Australia News - August 2017

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Perth Film: The Destruction of Memory / Aug 17th

Perth Film: The Destruction of Memory / Aug 17th

The Destruction of Memory film screening, 17 August, University of Western Australia A powerful award-winning film on the war against culture, and the battle to save it Over the past century, cultural destruction has wrought catastrophic results across the globe. This war against culture is not over – it’s been steadily increasing. In Syria and Iraq, the ‘cradle of civilization’, …

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Sydney Icomos Talk : Conserving the Ross Island Huts and the work of ICOMOS’ International Polar Heritage Committee / Aug. 17th

Sydney Icomos Talk : Conserving the Ross Island Huts and the work of ICOMOS’ International Polar Heritage Committee / Aug. 17th

Conserving the Ross Island Huts and the work of ICOMOS’ International Polar Heritage Committee With Julian Bickersteth Julian Bickersteth is President of the International Polar Heritage Committee (IPHC), and managing director of International Conservation Services (ICS). Julian will provide a brief overview of the work being undertaken by IPHC members in polar regions before discussing the major project he has …

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ACT Region Heritage Symposium 2017 | The Politics of Heritage: The Art of the Possible / August 19th

ACT Region Heritage Symposium 2017 | The Politics of Heritage: The Art of the Possible / August 19th

ACT Region Heritage Symposium 2017 The Politics of Heritage: The Art of the Possible Saturday,  August 19th, Canberra Key note speaker : Prof Tim Winter, Deakin University Prof Winter will discuss “Heritage Diplomacy : the art of the possible” exploring the significant shifts occurring in the international heritage and conservation arena. Others speakers will present of a wide diversity of …

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Melbourne Film: Notebook on Cities and Clothes / 16 Aug.

Melbourne Film: Notebook on Cities and Clothes / 16 Aug.

Film: Notebook on Cities and Clothes 1989, Dir. Wim Wenders, 81 mins, English | Japanese | French with English subtitles. This “diary film” as Wenders called it, investigates the similarities of his craft, filmmaking and that of the Tokyo based fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto. In the early 1980s, he shocked and revolutionized the fashion world. Wenders shot the film mainly on his …

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Exhibition: The Moderns: European Designers in Sydney / Sydney Museum

Exhibition: The Moderns: European Designers in Sydney / Sydney Museum

Mansfield house, designed by Dr Henry Epstein. Max Dupain, 1959. Max Dupain and Associates Archive: 3422, State Library of NSW. Courtesy Epstein family. The Moderns: European Designers in Sydney Museum of Sydney Sat 22 Jul 2017 – Sun 26 Nov 2017 The Moderns: European Designers in Sydney at Museum of Sydney, explores a forgotten aspect of Australian modernism, highlighting the …

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The Robin Boyd Foundation: AIA Award Winners 2017 Open Day / Aug 20th

The Robin Boyd Foundation: AIA Award Winners 2017 Open Day / Aug 20th

Rose House | Image : Peter Bennetts Melbourne: Open Day Sunday – 20th August, 2017 10am – 4pm* The Australian Institute of Architects recognise the best buildings completed in the preceding year in their annual Awards program. The Robin Boyd Foundation in co-operation with the Australian Institute of Architects Victorian Chapter is pleased to host this tour of 7 Awarded …

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Sydney Talks | Mad about Modernism at Rose Seidler House

Sydney Talks | Mad about Modernism at Rose Seidler House/ Aug 27th

Mad About Modernism is a day-long series of talks and tours celebrating all aspects of modernism. On the day, enjoy self-guided tours of Rose Seidler House, experience internationally acclaimed artist, James Gulliver Hancock illustrating house objects or relax with a coffee in the grounds of one of the finest examples of mid-20th century modern domestic architecture in Australia. Hear expert talks …

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News: Sirius: Decision not to put iconic Sydney building on heritage list ruled invalid

News: Sirius: Decision not to put iconic Sydney building on heritage list ruled invalid

ph: Craig Hayman ABC: Sirius: Decision not to put iconic Sydney building on heritage list ruled invalid Those who have fought for the last four years to save Sydney's iconic Sirius building are celebrating after a court ruled the Government's decision to keep the building off the heritage list was invalid. The court has ordered the decision of former NSW …

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Publication: The Other Moderns: Sydney's forgotten European design legacy / September 2017

Publication: The Other Moderns: Sydney's forgotten European design legacy / September 2017

The Other Moderns: Sydney's forgotten European design legacy $49.99 Quantity Pre-Order your copy today, delivery September 2017 While Harry Seidler is one of Australia’s most famous architects, little is known of his European-born contemporaries. The Other Moderns uncovers the work of Sydney’s forgotten émigré architects, interior designers, and furniture makers working from the 1930s to 1960s, and reveals their ground breaking impact …

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Call for Papers: 15th Docomomo Conference - Metamorphosis. The Continuity of Change

Call for Papers: 15th Docomomo Conference - Metamorphosis. The Continuity of Change

15th International Docomomo Conference - Metamorphosis. The Continuity of Change Call for Papers: 2 June - 1 September 2017; Conference: 20-28 August 2018, Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia 15th International Docomomo Conference Ljubljana, Slovenia, 28-31 August 2018 http://docomomo2018.si THEME Metamorphosis. The Continuity of Change VENUE: Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia ORGANIZED by: docomomo International and docomomo Slovenia LANGUAGE: EnglishSCHEDULE Call for Papers . 2 June …

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Publication: A Singular Vision: Harry Seidler

Publication: A Singular Vision: Harry Seidler

A Singular Vision: Harry Seidler Paperback $24.99 The power, passions and private life of the architect who shaped modern Australia. Harry Seidler was a key figure in international modern architecture and in the establishment of post-war modern design in Australia - he was the man who effectively shaped the look of modern, urban Australia. But while many know his buildings, …

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